Fayetteville Best Bets for May: Fort Bragg Fair, Run for the Troops
Posted May 6, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. — The weather is heating up and here are few of our picks for fun this month in Fayetteville.
This weekend, enjoy a Pig Pickin' to benefit the Autism Society of Cumberland County. On Saturday from 2-10 p.m. at the Rock Shop Music Hall, enjoy live music, $5 pulled pork plates, a dunk tank, car and motorcycle show and bounce house.
This week, the annual Fort Bragg Fair continues with unlimited carnival rides, live entertainment and "The Marvelous Mutts" canine show. The fair is accessible from Bragg Boulevard via Howell Street. It is open to the public. It starts at 5 p.m. during the week and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Great Glow Run in Fayetteville originally scheduled for Friday, May 23, has been canceled. According to the event website, the run has been combined with the Great Glow Run in Raleigh in order to raise the most amount possible for Easter Seals UCP. The Great Glow Run in Raleigh is Friday, May 16, at Midtown Park in North Hills.
More events this month:
May 16: Head to Festival Park every third Friday of the month for Fayetteville After 5. Throughout the summer, enjoy local artists starting around 5:30 or 6 p.m. The first of two headliners hit the stage around 9 p.m.
May 17: The USO of NC is holding its 6th annual Run for the Troops 5K at Methodist University. The run starts at 8 a.m. and helps kick off Armed Forces Day celebrations at Veterans Park.
May 19-24: All American Week will celebrate current military and veterans! Check out the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum.
May 23: Celebrate Fourth Friday with exhibits, entertainment and art in downtown Fayetteville.
May 26: Freedom Memorial Park will be the site of Memorial Day services starting at 10 a.m. This ceremony will honor veterans who have passed.